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Last Updated Dec 4, 2016 09:13AM

One of the pleasures of the holiday season is finding new Christmas stories to cherish. Worthy titles this year include “Stowaway in a Sleigh” by C. Roger Mader about a cat that climbs into Santa’s bag and goes on a …

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  • Ann Cannon: Taking ‘Refuge’ in new and beloved reimagined Christmas stories
    Um. Don’t look now but Christmas is almost here. Or DO look if you’re so inclined. Me, I totally understand why people don’t like the holiday season,...
    Updated Nov 29 2016 07:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    I have no idea how they talk about the First Thanksgiving in elementary schools these days. When I was growing up, teachers told us that the Pilgrim...
    Updated Nov 23 2016 09:04 am   |     |   Share
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    This past fall I have been taking — SQUIRREL! — a mindfulness class at Red Butte Garden, because — MORE SQUIRRELS! — as you may have noticed — OH MY G...
    Updated Nov 15 2016 07:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Mrs. Grumpypants needs a doughnut
    WARNING: If you want to read something uplifting this morning, don’t read my column. OK. So I’ve been grumpy lately. Really grumpy. How grumpy have ...
    Updated Nov 08 2016 06:41 pm   |     |   Share


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    Updated Oct 18 2016 10:38 pm   |     |   Share
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